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hermit crab

hermit crab
Photo Information
Copyright: Kean Hoon Tan (keanhoon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 228 W: 0 N: 239] (1264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-25
Categories: Crustacia
Exposure: f/3.1
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-26 4:15
Viewed: 4645
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken during my advance open water dive course at Tenggol island, Terengganu, Malaysia.

A nice place with plenty of challanging current.

This hermit crab was caught wondering around the beach in th morning. Not really migrating from one shell to another but i think this thinny little shell would not last long for him.

He feeled so unsecure that he tried to move away within seconds after i touched him.

Hermit crab belongs to the superfamily Paguroidea.
Further scientific info available at Wikipedia.


Model: E3700
Exposure Time: 10/1953 sec
F-Stop: f/3.1
Tripod: No
ISO Speed Ratings: 50
Focal Length: 7.3 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode

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Great shot, very interesting subject. Greeting from Turkey...

Hello Kean!
Very nice picture of rarely photographed invertebrate group. I have seen a lot of hermit crabs, but they alway were underwater :)
Best greetings from Poland,

Excellent et peu vu sur trek.
Bonne journée.

Hello Kean
Excellent shot of this wonderful Crab,
Perfect focusing and lighting,


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-03 12:45]

Great shot! excellent POV. Wonderful sharp details and good light. This is really lovely



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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-04-07 14:00]

Very nice macro of this Hermit Crab. Excellent detail, great eye contact and POV.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-04-14 11:17]

Excelente captura Ken con encantador punto de vista para mostrarnos interesantes detalles de este diminuto cangrejo.
Me gusta la ajustada pero efectiva profundidad que brinda muy buen foco sobre el crustáceo y un desenfoque muy estético por delante y detrás del mismo.
La adecuada iluminación ofrece colores cálidos sin innecesaria saturación.
Buen trabajo... gracias por publicarla.
Saludos desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Excellent capture Ken with charming point of view to show us interesting details of this tiny crab.
I like the tight but effective depth that offers very good focus on the crustacean and a very aesthetic defocusing past and behind the same one.
The suitable illumination offers warm colors without unnecessary saturation.
Good work... thanks for posting.
Greetings from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Hi Kean,
Superb picture, details and sharpness are excellent; the crab pose and looking is funny and perfect, shows it perfectly in its habitat.
Not seems taken under water
Best regards

Excelente enfoque y buen resultado final

Hello Kean,

this are an nice shot by you with good pov and sharpness.
Very good low pov and great of details.
Fine colors.


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